LCI Meeting April 26, 2018

City of Ball Ground
Downtown District Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Study
Public Meeting – Thursday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m. City Hall

All residents and business owners in Ball Ground are invited to attend the 3rd LCI meeting on Thursday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m. at the City Hall. The City of Ball Ground kicked-off the Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study of the Downtown District in August 2017. The LCI study will continue through Spring of 2018. The LCI study will provide updated guidance to the city for growth and improvements in the area. The LCI study has been funded through a grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) LCI program.

We hope you can attend on Thursday, April 26th, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. This is the third Public Meeting for the LCI study of three scheduled. At the meeting area residents will be helping guide new development and transportation improvements which will be considered by the City of Ball Ground and Cherokee County in the future.

At the meeting residents will be able to provide specific suggestions on improvements or changes that can help Ball Ground become a better community. The LCI study follows the boundaries of the existing Valley Overlay District and impacts on adjoining properties.

For more information contact Dan Reuter at 404-229-3734 or contact@danreuter.org or Michael Chapman at 678-493-6112 or mchapman@cherokeega.com

March Agenda – DDA/Main Street Board Meeting

Meeting Notice

City of Ball Ground, Georgia
Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Board

Thursday, February 15, 2017
5:00 PM

Meeting Location:
215 Valley Street, Ball Ground, GA 30107
– AGENDA –

Item 1: Meeting Called to Order

Item 2: Approval of Minutes from January 18, 2018

Item 3: Announcements/Informational Items/Project Updates
a) Opening and Closing of Downtown Businesses
b) Update on park improvements

Item 4: Old Business

Item 5: New Business
a) Review and discuss the City Alcohol Ordinance

Item 6: Main Street Manager Comments
a) Finance Report – Balance ending January 31, 2018 is $14,472.30.

Item 7: Public Comments

Item 8: Executive Session If Needed

Item 9: Adjourn

Southern Highlands Bike Race

Hello Ball Ground:

This weekend is the big race! The Tour of the Southern Highlands will return to Ball Ground for a two-day racing event.

Saturday morning from 8:00 am-Noon – the racers will have their time trails. Racers will depart from City Hall every 30 seconds, heading south on Valley Street – and turning around just north of the pharmacy and returning to City Hall. To access Ball Ground Pharmacy please use Howell Bridge East.

Saturday afternoon Racers will use a course – leaving City Hall on Valley Street, turning west on Depot Street to Old Canton Road. Old Canton Road north to Commerce Lane. Commerce Lane west to Canton Highway. Canton Highway south, thru the traffic light and down to Howell Bridge Road. East on Howell Bridge East, then North on Valley Street. Valley Street will remain closed to thru traffic between Coy M. Holcomb and Depot Street. Other streets will remain open, but please be on the lookout for Cyclists as they will be on the course all afternoon. Police vehicles will be very visible on the race route.

On Sunday beginning at 8:00 am Valley Street will again be closed. The race route will be north on Valley Street, West on Depot, North on Old Canton, West on A.W. Roberts, North on Canton Hwy then west on Mineral Springs Road. The riders will race a 22-mile course out thru the County – returning to the City on Howell Bridge Road, back to Valley Street and do it again.

Please take the time to come downtown – eat, shop, relax and then take up a good viewing position near the plaza downtown, or near City Hall and enjoy some high-speed bicycle racing.

Please put next Thursday, March 8th, 2018 on your calendar for our monthly meeting of Mayor and Council. The agenda will be up on the website by Friday of this week.

Have a wonderful weekend – and please be aware of cyclists.

2018 Council Retreat Agenda

AGENDA
CITY OF BALL GROUND
PLANNING RETREAT
FEBRUARY 17, 2018

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM – Discussion of Following Items:

Code Enforcement to include
(a) Property Maintenance
(b) Sign Ordinance
(c) Staffing

Parks and Recreation to include:
(a) Land Acquisition (Roberts Lake)
(b) Long Swamp / Etowah Trail System

Historic Preservation to include: (Stefanie Joyner)
(a) District Boundaries
(b) Benefits
(c) Expansion
(d) Steps to a solid Ordinance

Branding/Logo/Mission Statement (Jeff Corbin + 1)

Infill Development to include:
(a)Valley Overlay District Expansion
(b) Business Development/Recruiting/Incentives
(c) Maintaining Momentum
(d) Key areas for infill development
(e) Obstacles / Challenges (Joined by Josh Briggs)
(f) Growth Projections

SR 372 Off System (Conversation with Commissioner West)

Report from Dan Reuter on LCI Process and Progress

Impact Fees

Development of Action Plan for any identified projects/tasks

DDA/Main St. Feb 2018 Agenda

Meeting Notice

City of Ball Ground, Georgia
Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Board

Thursday, February 15, 2017
5:00 PM

Meeting Location:
215 Valley Street, Ball Ground, GA 30107

– AGENDA –

Item 1: Meeting Called to Order

Item 2: Approval of Minutes from January 18, 2018

Item 3: Announcements/Informational Items/Project Updates
a) Opening and Closing of Downtown Businesses
b) Update on park improvements

Item 4: Old Business

Item 5: New Business
a) Review and discuss the City Alcohol Ordinance

Item 6: Main Street Manager Comments

a) Finance Report – Balance ending January 31, 2018 is $14,472.30.

Item 7: Public Comments

Item 8: Executive Session If Needed

Item 9: Adjourn

DDA/Main St. Board January Meeting Agenda

Meeting Notice

City of Ball Ground, Georgia
Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Board

Thursday, January 18, 2017
5:00 PM

Meeting Location:
215 Valley Street, Ball Ground, GA 30107
– AGENDA –

Item 1: Meeting Called to Order

Item 2: Approval of Minutes from November 16, 2017

Item 3: Announcements/Informational Items/Project Updates
a) Opening and Closing of Downtown Businesses
b) Update on park improvements

Item 4: Old Business

Item 5: New Business
a) Review DDA and Main Street Bylaws, discuss any changes
b) Elect Board Officers
c) Discuss implementation of a District Tax

Item 6: Main Street Manager Comments

a) Finance Report – Balance ending December 31, 2017 is $14,472.30.

Item 7: Public Comments
a) Update from LCI Team

Item 8: Executive Session If Needed

Item 9: Adjourn



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